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SCR102 (Education) Recognizes adult literacy programs, declares November 1997 to be Idaho Literacy Month.

Introduced in House

HB211 (State Affairs) Raises salaries of members of Public Utilities Commission from $70,000 to $73,500 on July 1, 1997, and to $75,500 on July 1, 1998.

HB212 (State Affairs) Allows appointment of an intermediary who could obtain information otherwise unavailable in adoption records and pass it on to the interested party.

HB213 (Human Resources) Exempts members of AmeriCorps from unemployment tax coverage.

HB214 (Human Resources) Provides member of Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho vested interest in minimum benefit, even though employee later returns to work.

HB215 (Human Resources) Provides that family member employee of the owner of a sole proprietorship may elect exemption from Worker’s Compensation coverage.

HB216 (Human Resources) Makes changes in merit system to expand the available hiring register from five qualified candidates to 10 and allows all state departments to examine employment history of a state employee when employee is seeking a transfer between departments.

HB217 (Human Resources) Amends grievance procedure for work-related matters affecting classified state employees.

HB218 (Resources and Conservation) In big-game secondary depredation account, clarifies that claims for crop losses take priority over claims for livestock losses and removes $25,000 cap on payments for livestock losses.

HB219 (Resources and Conservation) Prohibits and provides penalties for releasing live trash fish into public waters of the state.

HB220 (State Affairs) Recognizes that some laws, regulations and ordinances may “inordinately burden” private property rights without amounting to a taking.

HB221 (Business) Updates Idaho Business Corporation Act.

HB222 (Business) Clarifies that city or county can license pawn brokers but not both.

HB223 (Business) Modifies the Residential Mortgage Practices Act.

HB224 (Business) Increases from $100,000 to $500,000 capital mining companies can raise without needing to register under state securities laws.

HB225 (Business) Clarifies ability of state-chartered credit unions which have an established field of membership to serve persons within that field of membership who reside in another state.

HB226 (Business) Provides an incentive for drivers over age 55 to take accident prevention course to qualify for discount on automobile insurance premiums.

HB227 (Business) Allows professional service corporations to invest in any permissible investment which might be made by Idaho insurance companies.

HB228 (Business) Allows providers of insurance to small employers to set premium rates reflecting geographic differences without approval of director.

HB229 (Business) Allows expansion of a collection agency’s authority to perform routine contract billing services without taking legal assignment of the account.

HB230 (Business) Removes requirement that collection agencies obtain licenses for bill collectors.

HB231 (Business) Prohibits any refrigerant in motor vehicle airconditioning equipment which is flammable at 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Introduced in Senate

SB1124 (Education) Limits accumulation of sick leave to 180 days in school districts.

SB1125 (Judiciary and Rules) Allows driver’s license suspension for people convicted of vehicular manslaughter.

SB1126 (Judiciary and Rules) Requires specific findings on issuance of a mutual order for protection to both parties in domestic violence cases.

SB1127 (Judiciary and Rules) Doubles the deposit in the Domestic Violence Project Account to $20 for each protective order violation.

SB1128 (Judiciary and Rules) Extends domestic battery laws to unmarried men and women living together.

SB1129 (Judiciary and Rules) Raises the maximum fine for violation of city ordinances to $1,000.

SB1130 (Resources and Environment) Creates a navigable waters trust to finance management of navigable waterways.

SB1131 (Resources and Environment) Extends the grizzly bear management oversight committee through mid-1999.

SB1132 (Resources and Environment) Imposes a $10 fee to hunt pheasants on wildlife management areas.

SB1133 (Local Government and Taxation) Requires more than one tax commission to approve settlement of tax disputes in excess of $50,000.

SB1134 (Local Government and Taxation) Diverts $10 million in sales tax revenues into a Public School Reserve Account to cover any shortfalls in state aid to schools.

SB1135 (Local Government and Taxation) Shifts $120 million in property tax financing for schools to the state treasury and requires state aid to schools to total at least half of general tax revenues and eventually 58 percent.

SB1136 (Resources and Environment) Revamps state surface mining laws.

SB1137 (Resources and Environment) Approves the comprehensive state water plan.


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